Windows Live Family Safety Filter – How to Remove it


Ok – so now I’ve finished testing it, there is one downside that I’ve found that “might” make it a little more difficult for me as an IT Pro.  During testing I’ve found a few times that the Windows Live Family Safety Filter will prevent me from doing some basic testing (Pings etc) unless it is signed in.  Now given I am administrator on my laptop it’s not an issue for me to circumvent this when I need to.  however now that I’ve done my testing I decided that I want to remove the Windows Live Family Safety Filter.  The only problem was that I could not find it in my programs list.  After much digging I found it buried under the Windows Live Essentials option.

To remove Windows Live Family Safety Filter on Windows Vista, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Windows Live Essentials, and right click on it to select Uninstall/Change



The select Uninstall from the Windows Live screen.


Select Family Safety to remove it.


Once it’s all done you get the following dialog box.  As a precaution, I decided to reboot my computer even though it did not ask for it.



Category: Software
Published: 18/04/2009 12:24 PM

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